By Senator Cantu


     WHEREAS, The retail baking industry is vital to the State of Washington, greatly contributing to local economic prosperity and the health and well-being of our citizens; and


     WHEREAS, The retail baking industry, across the nation, includes more than 46,000 independent retail and in-store units generating over fifteen billion dollars in annual sales; and


     WHEREAS, Retail bakers play active business and community service roles in communities throughout this state, providing delicious fresh baked foods and serving as a valuable community resource on baking, food preparation, and food presentation; and


     WHEREAS, Retail bakers are excellent role models as successful entrepreneurs and provide quality training for our young people considering careers in the baking profession; and


     WHEREAS, February 23-29, 1992, has been designated "National Retail Bakers Week" by the Retail Bakers of America;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate, to express appreciation to the retail bakers of Washington, hereby designates the week of February 23-29, 1992, as "Retail Bakers Week."



I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8728,

adopted by the Senate February 26, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate